Fierce Health Payer April 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major logistical challenges in healthcare as collecting and sharing medical data is still often a manual process.
The nation’s public health reporting infrastructure needs to be modernized, and COVID-19 vaccine records need to be digitized, industry stakeholders say.
Howard Messing, CEO of Meditech, a company that provides software for hospitals to collect and store electronic medical records, saw this firsthand when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I had my vaccination a few weeks ago and it was a card table, next to a hot dog stand in Fenway Park, with not a computer in sight. Clearly, we’ve got to figure out how to do this better. We can’t rely on paper records anymore,” he said.
While healthcare is focused...